102 Dunmaglass Road
Glenferness, Midrand

Contact Details

Cell - 082 824 6715
Telkom - 011 465 8857

Opening Hours

Mon - Fri: 8am - 4.30pm
Sat - Sun: 9am - 4.30pm

Time to take cuttings

Autumn is a good time to take cuttings and they will root better is they are dipped into a rooting compound. Try this homemade recipe. Dissolve 2 teaspoons of honey in 500 ml of hot water. Add 1 teaspoon of

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Slugs and snails

Most gardeners do not like them as they eat plants, however they do also eat dead matter and help to recycle nitrogen. A non toxic way to “poison” them is to put out saucers of beer as they drown in

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soil pH test at home

Drop some soil into a bottle of vinegar and if the vinegar bubbles, your soil has enough lime. No bubbles mean that you will have to add 100g of lime per sq meter and dig it in well. If your

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Success with indigenous bulbs

Nearly half he bulbs that are grown in gardens all over the world have their origins in South Africa. Bulbs need moist roots so in order to achieve this just follow the 4 F’s. To prevent failure, water with a

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Rhubarb leaf insecticide

Put 1 cup of rhubarb leaves into a large pot and cover with 6 cups of water. Bring to the boil and then allow to steep and cool. Add a quarter of a cup of liquid detergent and spray on

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Newspapers make great mulch

This is the time of the year when we need to mulch in order to keep the soil warm, moist and weed free. Spread newspaper between your plants and cover with bark chips, pebbles or compost. The newspaper will break

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Nitrogen deficiency

If your plant looks sick and the leaves are yellow, it could be the result of a nitrogen deficiency in the soil. Sprinkle some unflavoured gelatine around the plant and this should cure the problem.

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over fertilizing

If the leaves looked like they are burnt or if they look dried and are falling off, this could indicate that you are over feeding. Cut back on the fertilizer and remember that less is more!

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